I’ll have to admit, there’s going to be bias. Not just because I love everything MIni but also because I have some amazingly fond memories of driving a John Cooper Works Clubman from Frankfurt, Germany, through the Netherlands towards The Hague before we loaded up onto a Ferry to conclude our journey into the UK […]Read more "Gentle Monster: Driving the F54 Mini Clubman JCW LCI"
Produced since 2014, and to the chagrin of every hardcore traditionalist BMW “fan”, the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer twins were a pretty quirky and strange addition (some might say, experiment) to our (my) favourite German marque’s range of cars. A friendly and compact front-wheel-drive MPV created to introduce new customers to the […]Read more "Family guy(ing): Driving the BMW U06 218i Active Tourer M Sport"
“The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.” Serendipity, a single word that quite aptly, describes how it came to be that someone from Singapore could have one of his most amazing automotive experiences ever, halfway across the world, with little to no prior planning whatsoever. It all began […]Read more "Freude am Fahren: Driving the Bavarian Econs BMW 2002 Prototype"
Ahead of us lay hundreds of kilometres worth of driving, across vast liberating stretches of the Autobahn, around the lively meandering hills of the Bavarian countryside surrounded by the Alps and even a raucous blast thundering through the Jochpass mountain pass, Germany’s most winding road. And in our hands are two keys, each equipped to […]Read more "The Grand Tour(ers): Driving the G07 X7 M50i xDrive and the BMW G16 M850i xDrive LCI"
A little over half a year has gone by since we last took the BMW iX3 out for a drive. Though fresh it might still be, with the introduction of BMW’s “Life Cycle Impulse” updates to the entire X3 range, it’s time to say hello to a newly refreshed iX3. In its pre-LCi form, the […]Read more "Recharged and ready: Driving the BMW G08 iX3 LCi"
I vividly remember the first time I last drove one of these, because the last time I went behind the wheel of Mini’s John Cooper Works hatchback, I knew in an instant I’d fallen in love. I loved how it looked, I loved how it drove and (unlike other journos) I even loved that it […]Read more "A Milder-mannered firecracker: Driving the Mini F56 John Cooper Works 3-Door LCI"
Under the shadow of the First World War, a chief engineer at Munich’s Rapp-Motorenwerk by the name of Max Friz had an idea. An idea born from his former vocation at Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. An idea to engineer a high compression, large displacement, silky smooth engine with six cylinders firing in a straight line with supreme balance […]Read more "Straight six evocation: Driving the BMW G20 M340i xDrive"
Launched earlier in the year and sporting a more intuitive refreshed interface, BMW’s latest connected apps, MyBMW and Mini app, have just been updated with an extended range of features to further engage drivers and owners with their latest driving machines. The latest version of the app brings with it a number of new upgrades […]Read more "The Connected Car Life: MyBMW Mobile app gets an extended range of functions"
Now into its second generation following BMW’s change in model name nomenclature, the latest BMW 4 Series Convertible is a class leading piece of machinery that showcases much more than its return to a soft fabric roof might suggest. Having been blessed with the keys to BMW’s latest 430i Convertible, there’s plenty of aspects of […]Read more "A Well Balanced Act: Driving the BMW G23 430i Convertible"
Through plenty of personal observation, I have formed a hypothesis. One which postulates that a significant percentage of Mini owners sit within a unique demographic of drivers. The ones when faced with a sea of mundane automobiles have chosen to walk by a different set of rules. The ones who value aesthetics over practicalities, joy […]Read more "A little ray of light: Driving the Mini Cooper S Convertible LCI"